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Krist Novoselic of Nirvana clarifies comments praising Donald Trump's speech about protesters

03 June 2020, 15:50 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic updated his Facebook this afternoon with a post clarifying his comments made about Donald Trump's speech about mobilising the US military to control protesters following the death of George Floyd.

Earlier this week (1 June), Trump gave a heavily criticised speech about mobilising the US military to control the protests around the country, and labelled himself "your president of law and order".

Following his speech, Krist Novoselic, the bassist of Nirvana, shared a post on his personal Facebook (which has since been set to private) praising Trump for his speech. Novoselic wrote, "Wow!!! I know many of you can’t stand him, however, Trump knocked it out of the park with this speech."

He added, "Social media and television are looping images of societal breakdown. I agree, the president should not be sending troops into states – and he legally might not be able to anyway – nevertheless, his tone in this speech is strong and direct."

Following the response to his post, Novoselic has updated his Facebook again, clarifying that he doesn't "support facism, and I don’t support an authoritarian state."

His post reads, "To clarify a few things: As an avowed independent, I don’t endorse a major party or candidate. And it feels insane to have to say this , but I don’t support fascism, and I don’t support an authoritarian state. I believe in a civilized society and that we all have to work toward that. Love and thanks to anyone who cares to read this."

Krist Novoselic's Twitter account is still deactivated.
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